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VAHB1420PassLandlord and tenant; charge for late payment of rent; restrictions. Provides that a landlord shall not charge a tenant for late payment of rent unless such charge is provided for in the written rental agreement, and that no such late charge shall exc...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1231)
VAHB1049PassProhibited discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity. Prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodation, public contracting, apprenticeship programs, housing, banking, and insurance on the basis of sexual orientation or gender...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1137)
VASB868PassProhibited discrimination; public accommodations, employment, credit, and housing: causes of action; sexual orientation and gender identity. Creates causes of action for unlawful discrimination in public accommodations and employment in the Virginia ...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1140)
VAHB831PassUtility easements; location of broadband and other communications facilities. Declares that it is the policy of the Commonwealth that (i) easements for the location and use of electric and communications facilities may be used to provide or expand br...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1132)
VASB794PassUtility easements; location of broadband facilities. Declares that it is the policy of the Commonwealth that (i) easements for the location and use of electric and communications facilities may be used to provide or expand broadband or other communic...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1131)
VAHB393PassLandlord and tenant; tenant rights and responsibilities. Requires the Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development to develop a statement of tenant rights and responsibilities explaining in plain language the rights and responsibil...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0985)
VAHB1333PassLandlord and tenant; damage insurance in lieu of security deposit. Provides that a landlord may permit a tenant to provide damage insurance coverage meeting certain criteria in lieu of the payment of a security deposit. The bill also caps the total a...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0998)
VASB630PassCommon interest communities; electric vehicle charging stations permitted. Prohibits certain common interest community associations from prohibiting the installation of an electric vehicle charging station within the boundaries of a member's unit or ...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1012)
VASB616PassDepartment of Game and Inland Fisheries; name change. Renames the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as the Department of Wildlife Resources and the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries as the Board of Wildlife Resources.
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0958)
VASB584PassCommon interest communities; Virginia Real Estate Time-Share Act. Amends language in the Virginia Real Estate Time-Share Act to clarify the use of the terms "project" and "program" as they relate to registration of a time-share program.
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1011)
VASB707PassLandlord and tenant; tenant rights and responsibilities. Requires the Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development to develop a statement of tenant rights and responsibilities explaining in plain language the rights and responsibil...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0986)
VASB905PassLandlord and tenant; tenant's remedy by repair. Permits a tenant, under certain circumstances, to have a condition that constitutes a material noncompliance by the landlord with the rental agreement or with provisions of law, or that if not promptly ...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1020)
VASB388PassVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; return of security deposit. Requires the landlord to return the tenant's security deposit, minus any deductions or charges, within 45 days of the termination of the tenancy or the date the tenant vacates ...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0823)
VAHB1548PassCommon interest communities; Virginia Condominium Act; termination of condominium; respective interests of unit owners. Provides that the respective interests of condominium unit owners upon the termination of a condominium shall be as set forth in t...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0817)
VAHB788PassRestrictive covenants; certificate of release of certain prohibited covenants. Prohibits a deed containing a restrictive covenant from being recorded on or after July 1, 2020, and provides the form for a Certificate of Release of Certain Prohibited C...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0748)
VAHB819PassReal estate settlements; kickbacks and other payments; remedies; civil penalties. Relocates from Chapter 9 (Real Estate Settlements) to Chapter 10 (Real Estate Settlement Agents) within Title 55.1 the existing provision that prohibits persons from pa...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0700)
VASB343PassVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures for buyer to beware; impounding structures or dams. Directs the Real Estate Board to include in the residential property disclosure statement provided on its website a disclosure rela...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0656)
VAHB838PassVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; Real Estate Board; disclosure statement. Requires the residential property disclosure statement form developed by the Real Estate Board and maintained on its website to include a statement signed by the p...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0749)
VAHB1249PassManufactured Home Lot Rental Act; manufactured home park; termination due to sale of park; notice. Provides that where the sale of a manufactured home park is due to a change in the use of all or any part of a manufactured home park by the landlord, ...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0751)
VAHB1569PassVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures for buyer to beware; impounding structures or dams. Directs the Real Estate Board to include in the residential property disclosure statement provided on its website a disclosure rela...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0655)
VAHB1340PassRevision of Title 55. Makes technical amendments relating to the revision and recodification of Title 55 enacted in the 2019 Session. The bill also implements clarifying changes and other changes made in the revision and recodification. This bill is ...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0592)
VASB672PassProperty Owners' Association Act and Virginia Condominium Act; contract disclosure statement; extension of right of cancellation. Provides for a limited extension of the right of cancellation where such extension is provided for in a ratified real es...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0605)
VAHB1161PassVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures for buyer to beware; lead pipes. Adds to the disclosure statement required to be furnished by the owner of residential real property to a buyer that the buyer beware and exercise nece...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0520)
VAHB720PassProperty Owners' Association Act; notice on restrictions on display of political signs. Requires the association disclosure packet to contain a statement of any restrictions on the size, place, duration, and manner of placement or display of politica...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0441)
VAHB99PassLandlord and tenant; victims of family abuse; evidence to mitigate low credit score; damages. Allows an applicant for a lease to recover actual damages, including all amounts paid to the landlord as an application fee, application deposit, or reimbur...
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2020-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0388)
VAHB334PassManufactured Home Lot Rental Act; relocation expenses. Provides that if the termination of a manufactured home park rental agreement is due to the sale of the manufactured home park to a buyer that is going to redevelop the park and change its use, t...
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2020-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0391)
VAHB594PassVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; return of security deposit. Requires the landlord to return the tenant's security deposit, minus any deductions or charges, within 45 days of the termination of the tenancy or the date the tenant vacates ...
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2020-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0384)
VAHB859PassStormwater management facilities; private residential lots; disclosure. Directs the State Water Control Board to adopt regulations requiring the owner of residential property on which is located a privately owned stormwater management facility servin...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0313)
VAHB1663FailProhibited discrimination; public accommodations, employment, credit, and housing: causes of action; sexual orientation and gender identity. Creates explicit causes of action for unlawful discrimination in public accommodations and employment in the ...
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2020-03-12
Failed to pass in House
VASB233PassInsurance licensing and registration renewal. Makes changes related to renewal of insurance agents' licensure and registration. In 2019, legislation was enacted that becomes effective January 1, 2021, to change the licensing and registration renewal ...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0225)
VAHB1342PassVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures for buyer to beware; lead pipe; defective drywall. Adds to the disclosure statement required to be furnished to the buyer by the owner of residential real property that the buyer bewa...
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2020-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0200)
VASB115PassVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; notice of termination to contain legal aid information. Provides that no notice of termination of tenancy served upon a tenant receiving tenant-based rental assistance through (i) the Housing Choice Vouch...
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2020-03-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0182)
VAHB519PassVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; notice of termination to contain legal aid information. Provides that no notice of termination of tenancy served upon a tenant receiving tenant-based rental assistance through (i) the Housing Choice Vouch...
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2020-03-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0183)
VASB628PassVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; disclosures for a buyer to beware; residential building energy analyst. Adds obtaining a residential building energy analysis to the disclosure statement furnished to the buyer by the owner of residential...
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2020-03-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0186)
VAHB176PassProperty Owners' Association Act and Virginia Condominium Act; contract disclosure statement; extension of right of cancellation. Provides for a limited extension of the right of cancellation where such extension is provided for in a ratified real es...
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2020-03-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0121)
VAHB174PassVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures for buyer to beware; marine clays. Provides that the owner of residential property makes no representations with respect to whether the property is located on or near deposits of mari...
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2020-03-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0023)
VAHB175PassVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; disclosures for a buyer to beware; radon gas. Adds to the disclosure statement required to be furnished to the buyer by the owner of residential real property that the buyer beware and exercise necessary ...
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2020-03-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0024)
VAHB518PassVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; disclosures for a buyer to beware; residential building energy analyst. Adds obtaining a residential building energy analysis to the disclosure statement furnished to the buyer by the owner of residential...
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2020-03-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0026)
VAHB1401PassLandlord and tenant; remedy for unlawful ouster; ex parte issuance of order to recover possession. Provides that, upon receipt of a petition for an order to recover possession or restore essential services alleging a tenant's unlawful ouster from the...
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2020-03-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0030)
VASB253EngrossDeeds of trust; fiduciary duties. Specifies that a trustee under a deed of trust has only the duties, rights, and obligations imposed and conferred on it by the deed of trust or by statute. The bill further requires that a trustee shall comply with a...
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2020-02-28
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1391EngrossDeeds of trust; fiduciary duties. Specifies that a trustee under a deed of trust has only the duties, rights, and obligations imposed and conferred on it by the deed of trust or by statute. The bill further requires that a trustee shall comply with a...
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2020-02-24
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (13-Y 2-N)
VAHB329IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; notice of termination to contain legal services contact information. Provides that no notice of termination of tenancy served upon any residential tenant is effective unless it contains on its first page,...
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2020-02-11
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB1068IntroBroadband service; prescriptive easements. Provides that if a public service company has acquired a prescriptive easement pursuant to which it has the right to poles and wires to provide electric service, its rights under that prescriptive easement s...
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2020-02-11
To House Communications, Technology and Innovation Committee
VAHB858IntroVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act and Virginia Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act and Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; required disclosures; impounding structures, dams, flood hazard areas, and stormwater management ...
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2020-02-11
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB1195IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; notice of termination to contain legal services contact information. Provides that no notice of termination of tenancy served upon any residential tenant is effective unless it contains on its first page,...
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2020-02-11
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB979IntroUtility easements; pole attachments. Declares that a Utility easements; pole attachments. Declares that a prescriptive easement, including the right to use such easement for both electric and communications services, exists in an area unserved by bro...
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2020-02-11
To House Communications, Technology and Innovation Committee
VASB906IntroProperty; landlord and tenant; noncompliance as defense to action for possession for nonpayment of rent. Removes provisions limiting the discretion of the court in actions for possession based upon nonpayment of rent and actions for rent by a landlor...
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2020-02-11
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VAHB1009IntroCommon interest communities; Virginia Real Estate Time-Share Act. Amends language in the Virginia Real Estate Time-Share Act to clarify the use of the terms "project" and "program" as they relate to registration of a time-share program. The bill also...
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2020-02-10
VOTE: Engrossment (41-Y 50-N)
VAHB13IntroFiduciary management of condominium association funds; permissible investments. Authorizes the fiduciary managing agent of a condominium association to invest managed funds in United States securities or maintain a limited amount of managed funds in ...
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2020-02-06
Stricken from docket by General Laws (20-Y 1-N)
VASB359IntroGifts of real estate; title search required for recordation. Provides that no deed of gift conveying real estate shall be recorded unless accompanied by a document certifying that a title search has been completed for the real estate subject to the d...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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